Dorah Momanyi, Kenya

Dorah is a part-time lecturer in the department of human nutrition sciences, at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya. She has over six years of experience as a food scientist and nutritionist focusing on mainstreaming nutrition into agriculture and ending hunger. Dorah is the founder of the Nutritious Agriculture Network (NAN) and consultancy. She is also a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellow under the civic leadership track, and an Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) fellow. She has been trained in environmental health science laboratories in Japan, and the Glyco Mev and Cobra laboratories in the University of Rouen in France. She is a best poster award winner in the 2019 Hidden Hunger Congress.

Dorah holds a master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Beatrice Madeghe, Tanzania

Beatrice is a researcher and a public health practitioner with a specialty in nutrition and non-communicable diseases. Her research involves examining the efficacy of combined semi-mental nutritional intervention among pregnant women with depression and food insecurity, to improve the mental health of women and their nutritional status. Beatrice is also an educator by profession and has practiced teaching under the ministry of education and vocational training in Tanzania. She has also practiced as a part-time lecturer at the Kenya medical training college-Nairobi, and Technical University of Kenya.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania; a Post-graduate degree in education from the University of Dar-es-salaam; a master’s degree in Public Health; and is a Ph.D student in applied human nutrition at the University of Nairobi, department of food science nutrition and technology.

Nadege Mugisha, Burundi

Nadege is currently a researcher and assistant lecturer at the University of Burundi, in the faculty of engineering, departments of information and communication technology, and electromechanics. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electromechanics; Civil Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Electronics; Embedded Systems. She is a member of a research centre for the didactics of disciplines for the promotion of science, and is part of a committee in charge of the creation of a Burundi National Chapter of Organisation of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), as well as an affiliate member of Burundi Council of Young Scientists (BCYS).

Gloria Kuhumba, Tanzania

Gloria is a researcher in the food and biotechnology division at the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, and a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida.

Rosine Ahishakiye, Burundi

Rosine is an assistant lecturer at the University of Burundi. She was recently appointed in the team of stakeholders of development of the East African regional policy for sciences, technology, and innovation by the ministry of education through the national commission of Science, technology, and innovation in Burundi. Her professional interests and research areas are reaction engineering and catalysis, renewable energy, wastewater treatment, and conversion of biowaste to energy. During her BioInnovate Africa fellowship, she developed a method of improving biogas yield for Mwanza abattoir wastewater treatment plant by using rice straw, showing that the biogas yield can be improved up to six times more. She holds two master’s degrees in Environmental Sciences from University of Burundi, and Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University where she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Engineering.

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